Expedition leader Paul Rose discusses what you can expect from Explore
About Explore 2019
Explore 2019 will take place over the weekend of 8-10 November 2019 at the Society's headquarters in London. With over 90 leading field scientists and explorers, this is the event to gain inspiration, advice and contacts for your own field research project or expedition.
The emphasis is on small projects with a research component but anyone planning overseas expeditions or fieldwork is welcome. Whether you are planning your first or 21st expedition, Explore is for you.
If you don’t yet have a firm idea don’t worry. Explore brings together a range of expedition professionals, scientists and travellers, with experience all over the world, to help you get the most out of your project and learn from others recently returned from the field.
With over 300 people in the building this is a weekend to make new contacts, learn from the experiences of others, and ask your own questions in a workshop setting or share ideas over a drink in the bar on Saturday evening.
First time at Explore
If your objective is field research, conservation or adventure with purpose, Explore is the place to find the inspiration, contacts and practical advice you need. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age or experience.
To get the most out of your weekend, here are a few things you can do beforehand:
Contact Geography Outdoors with your fieldwork and expedition ideas. They can then help you to meet the right people over the weekend.
Come early on Friday 8 November to use the Foyle Reading Room, look at reports from past expeditions and use the Society's reference collection fo guidebooks and maps.
Read the Explore programme and decide on which workshops you would like to attend.
Research our speakers. Identify who may be best able to answer your queries over the weekend.
Use the Geography Outdoors Facebook page to discuss plans and swap ideas.
Browse the expedition report database to research your areas of interest.